Welcome to Xcalak
Come here to walk along dusty streets and sip frozen drinks while frigate birds soar above translucent green lagoons. Explore a mangrove swamp by kayak, scuba dive at Banco Chinchorro or do some excellent fly-fishing. Xcalak has a few nice restaurants and an easygoing mix of foreigners and locals.
The mangrove swamps stretching inland from the coastal road hide some large lagoons and form tunnels that invite kayakers to explore. They, and the drier forest, teem with wildlife; in addition to the usual herons, egrets and other waterfowl, you can see agoutis, jabirus (storks), iguanas, javelinas (peccaries), parakeets, kingfishers, alligators and more.